June 22nd, 2010
03:12 PM ET

Oldest known images of apostles Andrew, John found

The oldest known image of the apostles Andrew and John have been discovered in catacombs under the city of Rome, dating back to the 4th century A.D., archaeologists announced Tuesday.

The paintings were found in the same location where the oldest known painting of St. Paul was discovered last year, the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology said Tuesday.

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  1. Candyce

    Worst article ever. Where are the info and images?!

    June 22, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GayLynn

    Where are the images? Come on CNN, do a more thorough job.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jaym

    Oh, some unknown monk probably grabbed the pics off John and Andrew's Facebook pages and put 'em up himself, then told his friends they were hanging with him- "See? J & Drew were totally chillin' in my catacombs-crib!"

    June 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Travis

    I just discovered a drawing on a bathroom stall that looks like Virgin Mary. Pictures to come...

    June 22, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bossman, Tema

    Yes the Gospel is true, spread and weilded by men whose only weapon was the Word from they carried in their hearts and Spirit.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Aaron

    Haha, this is the worst thing ever. No pictures and basically no information. Whoever wrote this needs to be fired.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Smellie

    the whole "no graven images" commandment never did get much respect; Jesus and his entourage came along and took it to the next level.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Speesh

    Are there any of George and Ringo?

    June 22, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Galbinus Caeli


    Yahoo News has pictures.

    June 22, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Christine

    Thanks for the link Bryan. You've given us more info than this "in depth" article. Short, but not sweet!

    June 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Richard Greene

    The images will be posted soon at cnn.com/belief.
    Bryan, it's Peter, Paul, Andrew and John. The discovery of the painting of Paul was announced a year ago, and archeologists believe there are older images of Peter.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  12. gratuituous plug

    I wanted to see photos


    June 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Melissa

    This story has been posted for one hour, and you still don't have details or the pictures? Thanks Bryan.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Spendlove

    Screenshot or it doesn't exist.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Beanbag

    A non story without pictures.

    June 22, 2010 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
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